Stress Out Your PC

Propellerhead Top Tip

Here’s a weird little freeware program unearthered by Propellerhead. It’s called HeavyLoad and the idea is it deliberately puts a big strain on your PC’s resources (operating system, CPU, RAM, hard drives, network etc.) in an effort to expose any weaknesses and check to see if it will perform reliably when stressed.

Driving a PC hard, by writing large files to temporary folders, drawing patterns on the screen and gobbling up large chunks of memory will soon show if your PC’s cooling system is up to the job, and just how much punishment it can take.

It should prove interesting to speed freaks and it’s a useful tool for engineers setting up ‘mission critical’ servers that are simply not allowed to go wrong when the going gets tough. More great Windows tips, tweaks, hints and freeware can be found at PCTopTips

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